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Esther Lucille (Bauer) Haenel

October 2, 1924 ~ February 11, 2019 (age 94)

Name: Esther Lucille Haenel   Age: 94
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:30 pm  Place: Heritage Health of Staunton, Staunton, Illinois
Born: October 2, 1924  Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late:  Immanuel Bauer
Mother: the late:  Adele Meier Bauer
Spouse:   the late:  Alfred Arno  Haenel died February 9, 1991
      Date of Marriage:  Monday June 16, 1947
      Place of Marriage: St. Louis Court House

Schooling: Attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1942. 
Church: Devoted member of the  1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive.  Served as financial secretary for 43 years.  Taught Sunday School and Bible School  for 25 years.
Occupation: Macoupin County General  Assistance Office for 23 years from 1970 - 1993 until her retirement.  
Before her marriage, during the War, she was employed as secretary in the head office  by Finke Realty, St. Louis, MO. 
Interests: Esther enjoyed a lively game of pinochle, catching a movie and meal with her best friend "Cookie", Tuesdays were reserved for her brother Kenny. She enjoyed dancing , ice and roller skating, the St. Louis Cardinals , and Elvis.  Her family enjoyed  the many wonderful German meals she prepared and her famous chicken rice soup, that was a sure cure for a cold. 
Survivors: 1 Son: Allan (Lisa) Haenel of Staunton, IL //  3 Daughters:   Jane (Don) McCarty of Glencoe, MO //  Sandra (Gerry) Barrick of Brandon, MS // Karen (Glenn)) Fajardo of Staunton, IL //  Sister-in-law: Maxine Bauer of East Alton,, IL // 11 Grandchildren and 8 Great  Grandchildren. 
Preceded in Death: Husband:  Alfred Arno Haenel //  Parents: Immanuel & Adele Meier Bauer // 2 Sisters:  Hildegard Gresswell and  Lorine Henry // 1 Brother: Kenneth Bauer

Visitation: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:00 am  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00 pm  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial:  Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Clergy: Reverend Tommy Brewer
Lunch:  for family and friends will be held at the 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall served by the Methodist ladies .
Memorials:  1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Condolences:  www beckerandson.com 
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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